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Teck Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Results for 2012


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2012) - All dollar amounts expressed in this news release are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) reported third quarter adjusted profit of $349 million, or $0.60 per share, compared with $742 million or $1.26 per share in 2011.

"The uncertainty in global economic conditions resulted in lower commodity prices and sales volumes of steelmaking coal compared with the third quarter of 2011. This resulted in profits and cash flow from operations being less than the third quarter of last year. However, our quarterly operating results continued to be strong with another quarterly record for copper production at 99,000 tonnes, up 29% from the third quarter of last year. Our balance sheet remains strong, with a current cash balance of $4.2 billion and we are well positioned to continue with our growth plans. Notwithstanding our strong financial position, some of our planned capital spending has been deferred for a variety of reasons and we have also implemented a cost reduction program," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO.

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